Approximately thirty organizations have come together, with written correspondence, urging President Obama to meet with them prior to his decision to repeal (or not repeal) the ‘Conscience Clause’, a federal regulation which gives protection to medical workers who choose not to perform certain types of medical procedures if they object to them on moral grounds. Let me just start off by saying that there are many versions of the Hippocratic Oath, taken by physicians today, and that the more modern versions have been “tweaked” to convey the liberal morals of modern times. I would like to present two segments of the “classic” version which was translated from the original oath.
“…I will keep them from harm and injustice. I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect. Similarly I will not give to a woman an abortive remedy. …What I may see or hear in the course of the treatment or even outside of the treatment in regard to the life of men, which on no account one must spread abroad, I will keep to myself, holding such things shameful to be spoken about.” This writing is presumed to be written by either Hippocrates (father of Western medicine) or one of his students.
Now, I have highlighted in red the part that this whole President Obama “re-look” issue is really about...so we can cut to the chase! There is never a hurry for any woman to get an abortion; they can actually get one up to (and through) the ninth month if they so desire. Additionally, there is no shortage of clinics to perform the procedures. So what is the reason for the amateur theatrics? Could it be that President Obama is on a socialistic "Power High" with his comrades? He has after all hit the ground running, flexing his muscles at every turn (literally). Periodically he will throw a bone to the moral majority...but not before he rubs our noses in the fact that "HE WON". If that is it, President Obama, you've had your fun. But, what if it has to do with stem cell research and genetic testing and the extremes to which he is actually willing to let this endeavor expand. Surely he is not suggesting that we only seek doctors and nurses without a conscience to occupy our medical schools and infiltrate our hospitals and clinics. Didn't Hitler do something similar? There are enough "secret spaces" to do their bidding without isolating the population from good, competent health care providers of all creeds. Let's just leave the unsavory "choices" to the health care professionals who have no conscience... I know for a fact that there are plenty of those.
Note: Show me a physician with a conscience and I'll show you a physician who worked hard in Medical School.
May God bless America...and may America deserve it!
Zanne Booker 04-11-09